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    Christian Devotional – March 17, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 76 Betrayal. As we look at day 76 from the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com we read the betrayal of Jesus from Matthew 26:47-56. Judas came and betrayed him with a kiss. The one who had acted like he loved Jesus was the one who sold him out. Jesus knew he was going to do it and he didn’t get angry or upset. God knows us and loves us, even when we let him down or disappoint him. As such, how can we be like Christ and love others wven when the disappoint us or let us down? As God forgives us, we can forgive…

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    Christian Devotional – January 25, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 25 Do we allow God to cleanse us? As we read through day 25 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we are in Zechariah 12-13. God cleanses us. He is the fountain that will wash away any impurities and anything that isn’t like Jesus. The question becomes, will we let him? Do we let him shape us and clean us so that we are more and more like God? Take a look at our life. What areas need to be cleaned? We are not the ones to clean them, we have to allow God to do what he does and clean us. Are we…

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    Christian Devotional – June 23, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 27 Who was this man? Read Matthew 27. In reading through this chapter, we see all the different ways that people are trying to identify who Jesus is. We see a lot of the assumption that people make about who he is as well. Accusations fly. Betrayals are made. Those by the cross of Jesus are witness to the power that he has even while dying. We see this exclamation made by the soldier because Jesus displays his power even while giving it up. Who do you believe that Jesus is? That’s a question that gets asked a lot and yet it’s the wrong…

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    Christian Devotional – September 4, 2020

    Always Second – #18 Remembering Jonathan. David has been king now for a little while and yet he still remembers the amazing commitment that Jonathan had to him. He wants to honor that. Read 2 Samuel 9:1-13. Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, ” I am your servant.” The king said, “Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to…

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    Christian Devotional – May 11, 2020

    The Message – #31 Who do you trust in and look to for help? The people have been looking at Egypt, but God reminds them it should be Him. Read Isaiah chapter 31, focusing on verse 1. Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord !Isaiah 31:1 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/isa.31.1.NASB The Israelites had a habit of going to Egypt for help. They would try to form an alliance with them and they would rely on…

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    Christian Devotional – October 9, 2019

    Wisdom will not save you. As we saw yesterday, having allies is not enough to save us from God’s judgment for sin. Now, we see that wisdom is not able to save either. Read Obadiah 1:8. “Will I not on that day,” declares the Lord , “Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau? Obadiah 1:8 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.8.NASB Are we trusting in our “smarts” or other cunning abilities that we think we have? God makes it very clear that wisdom will not save Edom, and it won’t save us either. What are we trusting in to save us from the judgment that we deserve from God?

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    Christian Devotional – December 25, 2018

    Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This amazing and incomprehensible act on the part of a Holy God can only be described as grace. That Jesus, who is fully God, would take on the form man and leave heaven to live life, is truly the most amazing form of humility and mercy. We don’t deserve this gift. We can’t earn it. We can only accept it as a gift, knowing that we owe Him everything. Because God is Holy, I deserve judgment because I am not Holy. Because God is merciful, He sent His Son to live the perfect life we could not. Jesus died the death that…

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    Christian Devotional – December 18, 2018

    The plan. Joseph has a plan. He wants to see what his brothers have learned since they sold him into slavery. They were jealous of him for being the favorite son, and now he wants to know whether they will treat Benjamin the same way they treated him. He has already spent this dinner favoring Benjamin. Now he needs to set up a chance for them to either sacrifice Benjamin or save him. Read Genesis 44:1-6. Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph had told him.Genesis 44:2 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/gen.44.2.NASB Joseph asks his…

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    Christian Devotional – August 15, 2018

    Good equals good and bad equals bad, right? That’s what we typically assume. But we have all known Godly people who have gone through difficult and hard times. So what does the psalmist do when faced with this situation? Read Psalm chapter 125. Do good, O Lord , to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. Psalms 125:4 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.125.4.NASB The psalmist prayes for it. Even though this world may not have the right responses to good people, the psalmist asks God’s help with that. ┬áThere is nothing wrong with praying and asking God to allow good things to happen to the people who…

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    Christian Devotional – January 3, 2018

    Do we really want Jesus in our lives? A lot of people will say that they do. They act like they do, but then Jesus does something out of their ordinary routine. At that moment is when we can know if we truly want Him around. Read Luke chapter 8 starting in verse 26 through the end of the chapter. And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned. Luke 8:37 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/luk.8.37.NASB Jesus did something amazing in their midst and their response was to…